Lesley McEvoy


  • United Kingdom

  • 123 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
1984 …2017

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Personal profile

Research expertise

Job Title: Aquaculture Scientist and Instructor
Tel: 01595 772330
Email: lesley.mcevoy@uhi.ac.uk


Providing training, advice, applied research and consultancies in support of the aquaculture industry.


Specialities/Research Interests/Skills

I have an international reputation and strong network of industry and research links within the fields of broodstock management and egg/larval quality in farmed marine fish; formulating and testing fish and live-prey diets, and biochemical quality indices in salmon, cod, turbot, halibut and sea bass.

Brief History

I graduated in Zoology with Marine Zoology from Bangor University in North Wales in 1978, followed by an industry-sponsored PhD (“Egg-quality in Captive Turbot, Scophthalmus maximus L.) awarded by Liverpool University in 1981.

I have eight years ‘hands on’ employment experience in commercial marine hatcheries in Shetland, Norway, France and the Isle of Man, plus a further 19 years of industry-relevant and site-based research within the field of marine aquaculture (Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Isle of Man; NERC Unit of Aquatic Biochemistry and the Institute of Aquaculture in Stirling; NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland).

I also have many years’ experience as an instructor, teacher, lecturer and supervisor of Aquaculture and Fisheries vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at the Universities of Swansea, Stirling; La Laguna (Tenerife), and the NAFC Marine Centre.


Over 40 peer-reviewed publications.


  • SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
  • fish lipid nutrition
  • marine fish broodstocks
  • fish egg & larvel quality
  • seaweed aquaculture

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Research Output

  • 123 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Special issue

Regrowth and biofouling in two species of cultivated kelp in the Shetland Islands, UK

Rolin, C., Inkster, R., Laing, J. & McEvoy, L., Oct 2017, Journal of Applied Phycology, 29, 5, p. 2351-2361 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    46 Downloads (Pure)

    Ovulatory rhythms and over-ripening of eggs in cultivated turbot, Scophthalmus maximus L.

    McEvoy, L., 1984, In : Journal of Fish Biology. 24, 4, p. 437-448 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 115 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    New member of staff joins team at NAFC Marine Centre

    Lesley McEvoy


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research